8 Ways to Use Mirrors in Your Bedroom That You Probably Never Thought Of

by Dair Rose

Not only do bedroom mirrors offer loads of outfit-checking opportunities, a well-placed mirror can work wonders for a small or awkwardly shaped bedroom since they create the illusion of more space.

Since Haven is all about making the most of where you sleep, we gathered a few unexpected (but brilliant) ways to use mirrors in your bedroom to make better use of your space.

From jewelry storage to a mini-dressing room, read ahead for eight of our favourite outside-the-box bedroom mirror displays.

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1. As a headboard

Not only will a large-scale mirror look unbelievably cool at the head of your bed, it’ll make your room look bigger, too. Hang a floor-length mirror horizontally or lean a wide one behind your bed to open up a short wall and forge a hip sleeping scene.

2. On the sides of your bed

If you’re searching for a way to open up a dark bedroom, the more mirrors the better. A pair of mirrors on either side of your bed (or behind your nightstands) will help bounce light around making your room appear both larger and brighter. 


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3. As a vanity

Let your bedroom desk moonlight as a swanky vanity with a cleverly placed mirror. Prop an oversized mirror on top of a slim dresser or a round one on the wall above your workstation for an unexpectedly savvy display.

4. As storage

Looking for a stylish way to forge some extra storage space in your bedroom? From ladder-style floor mirrors (with room for hanging outfits and accessories) to wall-mounted ones with hidden shelves, the web is filled with chic and surprisingly affordable mirrors that offer ample storage opportunity.


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5. Leaned against a big wall 

Want a renter-friendly way to break up a big wall without having to buy (and hang up) a bunch of artwork? Minimalist designers love leaning large floor mirrors against walls for a clean and contemporary look, no hammer or nails required.

6. As artwork

Who said art can’t be functional? Hang an eye-catching mirror up anywhere in your bedroom and make a creative statement while you double-check your lipstick.

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7. In an awkward corner

Who knew you could turn a cramped corner of your bedroom into mini-dressing area with nothing more than a sleek floor mirror? Place one in an empty corner and pair with a clothing rack or stool to score your very own private changing room!

8. A a jewelry organizer

Along with bringing instant style into your bedroom, some mirrors are actually designed to help you stay organized. Hang up a cute mirror with jewelry storage by your bed and keep all of your beloved baubles and bangles in check at all times

A good mirror can be a game changer for your bedroom. Not only are they a savvy way to open up a cramped room, a well-placed mirror can bring instant character and functionality to just about any area of your bedroom.